Zack asked me the other day if I thought about what kind of hairstyle I want Natalie to have once she gets a little bit older. She’s not quite 6 months old and already she has wild curls and great volume. Not to mention her hair smells like strawberries. I remember looking at him when he asked like, you mean she’s going to get older?
Every baby stage is my favorite baby stage. Those beginning weeks when all mama & baby do is eat, sleep and cry are such sacred weeks. They are the absolute hardest, but they pass so quickly. They are like heaven on earth for me. And now almost six months in, Natalie is showing us her personality, she’s BFFs with her feet, and we adore her crooked smile. And I can’t help but think, this baby stage is the best.
Natalie is eating baby oatmeal about 2x/day. She has been watching our hands bring food to our mouths for weeks now, and since her first tooth cut through recently I was like, well I guess it’s time? Pretty soon she’ll be feeding herself and I’ll be in the bedroom crying because she’s growing up. Ha! But of course, at that time she’ll be doing something new that I absolutely love and I’ll be quietly muttering, this stage is my favorite stage.
Zack is doing an amazing job with his post-production career and I’m so proud of him (!) and so grateful to have these years where I’m at home with our babies. When the days feel overwhelmingly difficult and I’ve tripped over a toy for the Nth time, I stop and focus on the big picture. I never go to bed regretting how I spend my daytime hours. Once in bed myself, it brings me an immeasurable amount of comfort to tuck away another batch of memories with Maxwell and Natalie.
Oh Maggie, she is seriously the most precious thing. My baby girl is turning 8 tomorrow and I just cant believe how grown up she is. She’s my only daughter and I just love her to death. (where has the time gone?) Natalie reminds me so much of her, her curly locks and chubby legs…..that was my Hannah to a T. Your an amazing Momma!
Five to six months is the absolute best age in my eyes. The smiles, giggles, baby talk and chunkiness all work together to make me melt. She is absolutely gorgeous. Precious baby girl. Hair like her mommy’s? Does yours smell like strawberries?
My guess is if you asked my mom she’d say it does :)
It’s such a sweet time when we can remember to enjoy the little things in the moments, I love watching my kids grow! Each stage is so different and so special.
She has the cutest smile! I miss those baby days too. Now my little girl is almost 3 and it sad, but exciting. She’s aboslutely hilarious with all the funny things she says because (oh my gosh!) she can now talk rather coherently. But the ideas she gets and vocalizes. Sometimes I find I’m already getting in a workout from laughing so hard. Where has the time gone, indeed!
I just wanted to thank you for your blog. Reading your posts is so uplifting and lets me know that I’m not alone in the mama struggle. I find that I don’t have a lot of patience these days as the toddler stage is wearing me down and quite often I feel like such a bad mom. But reading your posts reminds me to just sit down, take a deep long breath, and remind myself of my blessings. So, thank you. So very much <3
I AM SO THANKFUL YOU SHARED THIS! Seriously, so thankful :) xoxoxo ♥
This post just made me fall deeper in love with my daughter and with you. Two impossible feats. You make me choke up and I can’t believe how blessed I am for the girls in my life. Thank you Maggie. Thank you for this post, for your love, and for this daughter.
Adorable!! I just love how colorful your home is :)
Hey thanks! xoxo